It is so good to hear those words from you!
you are about to open a whole new world and see the love of God that DOES change lives.
I do not know if others here will agree but as a new convert I would suggest to get a bible that has both niv (new international version and (The message) in parralel with each other, it will allow you to compare in easy terms to make it easier to understand the word, this helped me tremendiously and I still use it today.
I say this only to encourage you to read and easily understand that which you read.
Welcome to the Oasis and I cannot wait to hear more from you!